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Children's Bedtime Stories offers bedtime stories for babies, toddlers, five-year-olds, seven-year-olds, boys, girls, rebel boys, rebel girls, teens, and even stressed-out adults. Snuggle up with great stories and adventures to fill your imagination every night before bedtime!

©2019 Kwabena Owusu (P)2020 Kwabena Owusu

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Robinson Crusoe and the Four Winds

Story: An interesting collection of stories. Some, like "Peter and the Wolf" or "Robinson Crusoe" you will have heard of or be familiar with. Others, like "How the Salt got into the Sea" or the one of the cave of the four winds or the one with the little mole, were completely new to me. There are quite a few tales, which are obviously of native American origin and it's fascinating how they interacted and understood the nature around them. Be warned, this aren't Disney fairy tales, here animals die or the mole is scorched blind by the sun, but nevertheless they all have a happy ending. (Well, maybe not really for the mole, despite finding a lifelong friend.) Narration: Rebecca Ehrenpreis does a fine job. At one point she sings a little tune according to the text and I loved it. A very pleasant and soothing voice, perfect for the story collection. Overall: Not everybody will love this collection of Children's Bedtime Stories, because here we have the classics and as usual they are more brutal, than Disney and other modern adaptations. Personally, I truly enjoyed them, as they also offer an interesting insight into native American life and how they appreaciated and understood the nature and animals around them. An excellent narration adds to the enjoyment.

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Magical

These brilliantly written stories are just the right length to hold a child's attention and listen to 1 or 2 at bedtime. The narration is wonderful and calming with a great range of voices making this truly magical to listen to.

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Bedtime

I enjoyed these stories and think children would like them too. To me they are more orientated toward boys then girls. But both would enjoy them. They have some violence in them but it’s children’s violence and what you would see in a cartoon. There is no bad language and no sex. Which is what you would expect in a children’s book. I enjoyed the narration. Characters voices are a little similar . Her voice was nice and soothing. I feel her voice suited the stories. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher free of charge for a honest, unbiased review.

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  • Simone C.
  • 02-03-20

Great read!

This is super cute! The stories are short enough to listen to more than one story. The stories have a great message and encourage discussion with the kids. The narrator is perfect for these stories!

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  • sci teacher
  • 25-02-20

2/5 Children’s Stories

Summary: A series of many kid stories. Additional Comments: - Dialogue is super stilted. - Narrator’s performance was fine. (She read what was there. I can't fault her for stilted dialogue.) Spoilers possible I get that children’s stories often don’t make much sense, especially those in this style (legend/folk tale). Still, there should be some logic to them. Disclaimer: I am NOT the right target audience for these stories. Those more versed in children’s tales likely have a more practiced sense of suspension of disbelief. Story by Story Mini-Reviews Why the Sea is Salty (some titles may be slightly different because I heard the audiobook, but I’ll 2.5/5 get the basic gist across). Lacked logic. So, the little mill is responsible, but if the sea captain chucked it overboard and nothing ever stopped it, then the entire sea and world would eventually be filled with salt. Also, if the brother knew of the fiasco with his own brother, you’d think he would have said something to the sea captain before letting that little mill out of his sight. And further back, if the little mill could do most anything, why were the dwarves working? Also, there should be a bigger emphasis on magic because mills grind stuff down to powder. They don’t conjure stuff. 2/5 Fox and Eagle story (definitely not the title, but I forget the title): So, the Fox is harassing the Eagle and essentially asking her to throw down her children so he’ll go away. When she drops him off on the island, he tricks the sea creatures into helping him escape. Clever of him, but that’s not exactly the moral I’d want a kid coming away with. (If you’re being a bully and somebody fights back, just trick somebody else into doing your bidding.) 2/5 Beaver and Indian story (also certainly not the title): An Indian chief visits talking beavers and falls in love with the daughter. He then proceeds to marry her. Oh, and by the way, the heavens smile down on the union and decide to turn the beaver daughter into a human woman. Not to delve into adult business, but there are certain really big issues I have with the initial idea of a man falling in love with a beaver in any story outside of shapeshifter romance – and it’s ridiculous enough there.) 3/5 The Swift Runner: A deer wins a race. A rabbit is disqualified. 3/5 Brother Rabbit: A rabbit helps and Indian find his way home. 3/5 The Bag of Winds: Eolis (sorry about spelling); sailors set the bag of winds free. Cute but nonsensical 3/5 The Fairy Tree: Somebody ate Flora’s pet fish. She prayed for the fish to come back as a tree and it did. 2.5/5 Gray Mole and the Indian So, this Indian is taking a gray mole home, but stops for a nap and gets scorched by the sun. Mad at the sun, he decides to set a snare for the sun. The mole becomes an accomplice. Sun’s not too pleased about this and takes his wrath out on mole…so the mole goes blind. Once again, not sure I’m fully behind the morals in this story. 2/5 Boy who cried wolf. Not sure what the official version is but it sounds pretty darn close to the original. I looked it up and it’s a public domain work, which means the author did nothing wrong, just shady. 3/5 The lion’s share Donkey fox and lion go hunting They kill a wolf... donkey divides the spoils evenly and gets killed. The fox chooses a different division. While not necessarily making sense the system and moral actually works here. 2.5/5 The wolves and the deer Wolves eat deer. Okay... pretty straightforward. Bizarre. 3/5 The frog’s travels Frogs travel from Tokyo and Keyoto. Look back and see where they came from . 3/5 The merchants caravan Men traveling get lost... find water, get where they’re going. 2/5 The bonfire in the sea Fish light a fire. Because it’s magic. That’s why the sea is warm. 2/5 Robinson Crusoe Boy ran away. Ship got hit by pirates. Ended up in Brazil. Kid end up shipwrecked. Plunders the ship. Lives on the island. Dude saves Friday. Get rescued. Note: This is a public domain work, so this is legal. However, it’s still shady to republish a story abbreviation under your own name. - If I did the math correctly, it comes to 2/5. There are 15 stories...the score came to 29.5...that divided by 15 = 2. Conclusion: With the amount of moral issues I had with this book, I’d personally skip it. That said, the narrator did a lovely job, and I would check out other works she’s done. *I received a free copy from the author or narrator. I have freely chosen to review the work. All thoughts are my own.

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  • Gail
  • 12-02-20

Lovely bedtime stories

I enjoyed these stories and think children would like them too. I feel that they are more orientated toward a boy and a girl. But both could listen and enjoy them. It has got violence in it but it’s children’s violence and what you would see in a cartoon. There is no bad language and no sex. Which is what you would expect in a children’s book. I enjoyed the numeration. Ever though the narrators characters voices only change slightly. Her voice was nice and soothing. I think her voice suited the stories. This audiobook was provided by the author, narrator, or publisher free of charge for a honest, unbiased review.